Where Do You Get Your Protein?

If you’re a vegan, you have probably heard this question a million times by now. Where do we get our protein? Well, from plants, where we get all other nutrients as well! There are PLENTY of plant-based protein sources to keep us more than covered as far as our recommended protein intake goes. Here are some of the most important ones:

  1. Flaxseeds: Not only are they high in protein, they also contain Omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Sprinkle them whole on your salad or grind them into a powder to camouflage their presence, enjoy the varied benefits of this wonder seeds whichever way you like!
  2. Chia seeds: Just like their flax brothers, chia seeds are also high in protein and Omega-3. Besides, they can absorb water, becoming chia gels, making them all the more delightful. They lend themselves to a variety of forms and can be consumed dry on salads or soaked in juices, smoothies, or on their own in the form of a pudding!
  3. Pumpkin seeds: These are not only great sources of protein, but magnesium too, which plays an important role in the nervous system. Top your salads with these beauties or munch a few as a snack, either way, they’ll do you plenty of good!
  4. Sunflower seeds: And in the glorious line-up of seeds, sunflower seeds shine as rich sources of protein that are also anti-inflammatory! Just like the other seeds, they can be sprinkled on salads or can be ground into a flour.
  5. Sprouts: This is a huge rainbow of choices, from mung beans, to chickpeas, to black eyed peas and alfalfa. These, when sprouted, pack a power punch of protein and can be consumed as part of a salad or as a side accompaniment to any meal, really. They taste great and do great things for your body!
  6. Nuts: Nuts are great powerhouses of nutrition, carrying protein, minerals, Vitamin E and healthy fats. They are a great option for a healthy snack, but they can also be made into a variety of interesting dishes! Blend them into nut butters to dip your salad sticks in, or grind them to sprinkle over a salad bowl. Blend them with coconut water to make delicious icing or simply enjoy them whole. Nuts imply endless possibilities!
  7. Vegetables: Yes, these beautiful greens contain a lot of protein: Broccoli, peas, edamame, kale, asparagus, avocado, spinach and many more. There’s a reason our moms insisted we eat greens – not only do they contain vitamins and minerals, but also essential amino acids that are the building blocks of our body!
Mirey Yuhay

Program Coordinator

Mirey Yuhay

Born in Istanbul, Mirey Yuhay studied economics and got certificate programs at UPENN for a year after college. After 13 years of experience in Marketing Communication with an urge to soul search, she attended many workshops and seminars as NLP, bioenergy, coactive coaching, transformational breathing, quantum healing etc. Then she came across TheLifeCo. She became a Program Coordinator at TheLifeCo and helped over 30.000 people detox & heal -one to one- in 15 years from all around the world.